Fact sheet: Abrdn Asn Sm Cos IT PLC

Fund information
Fund name
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Fund Managers Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund managers
  • Asian Equities Teamsince 30/09/1995
Accolades
 Winner - Asia Excluding Japan
Fund objective
To maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately US$1 billion at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
25.6%
1 Year rank in sector
13/15
Sector
IT Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
1.46%
Fund size
£330m
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
112
Mid price
929
NAV
?Net asset value. The NAV per share may be higher or lower than the share price, which in turn is trading at either a discount or a premium to NAV.
1072.2
Discount/Premium
?When the market price of an investment trust’s shares is less than the net asset value (NAV) per share then it is trading at a discount to NAV. A trust’s shares are on a premium when they trade at a higher price than the NAV.
-13.73
Gearing
?Investment trusts have the ability to borrow money which they invest with the aim of generating a higher return than the cost of the loan. An ungeared trust has a figure of 100. A figure of 110 would represent a trust with 10% gearing.
109
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Fid Asn Values PLC41.9%
Schroder Oriental Inc33.8%
Aberdeen Asian Income33.4%
ScrdrAsnTtlRetnInvstCo33.1%
Invesco Asia Trust plc29.9%
...more in IT Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • Malaysia19.6%
    Hong Kong16.9%
    Thailand14%
    India10.6%
    Singapore10.5%
  • Financials38.6%
    Consumer Discretionary21.8%
    Consumer Staples11.8%
    Materials9.8%
    Industrials7.5%
  • Malaysian Equities19.5%
    Hong Kong Equities16.9%
    Thai Equities13.7%
    Indian Equities10.6%
    Singapore Equities10.5%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-4.9%-1%16.2%25.6%10.1%66%
Sector-3.8%0%19.5%28.9%30.9%66.4%
Rank within sector10 / 1510 / 1514 / 1513 / 1515 / 159 / 15
Quartile3rd3rd4th4th4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund26.1%-17.3%5.5%-3%55.2%
Sector26.5%-6.1%11.7%1.3%23.8%
Rank within sector7 / 1515 / 1515 / 1510 / 151 / 15
Quartile2nd4th4th3rd1st
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
-5.09
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
0.89
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
-0
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
15.35
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
8.16
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
-0.75
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.73
Price movement
52 week high1010
52 week low690
Current bid price927
Current offer price934
Current mid price929
Region
1Malaysia19.56%
2Hong Kong16.87%
3Thailand14.01%
4India10.63%
5Singapore10.52%
6Philippines7.16%
7Indonesia6.68%
8Sri Lanka3.88%
9Australia3.19%
Industry sector
1Financials38.58%
2Consumer Discretionary21.81%
3Consumer Staples11.76%
4Materials9.78%
5Industrials7.54%
6Utilities3.79%
7Information Technology2.89%
8Health Care2.68%
9Energy0.94%
Asset type
1Malaysian Equities19.47%
2Hong Kong Equities16.87%
3Thai Equities13.73%
4Indian Equities10.6%
5Singapore Equities10.5%
6Philippine Equities7.16%
7Indonesian Equities6.68%
8Asia Pacific Equities4.24%
9Australian Equities3.19%
Individual holdings
1LPI CAPITAL BHD3.3%
2BANK OCBC NISP TBK(PT)3.2%
3MULTI BINTANG INDONESIA3%
4AEON CO2.9%
5DAH SING FINANCIAL GROUP2.9%
6HANA MICROELECTRONICS PCL2.9%
7RAMCO CEMENTS LTD2.9%
8RAMCO CEMENTS LTD2.9%
9YOMA STRATEGIC HLDGS LTD2.5%
Management
Fund manager group
Aberdeen
Fund manager company
Aberdeen Fund Managers Ltd
Fund type
Investment Trust
Fund objective
To maximise total return to Shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies (with a market capitalisation of up to approximately US$1 billion at time of investment) in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan.
Benchmark
  • No Specified Index
Investment style
None
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Asian Equities Team30/09/1995
Compliance
AIC Member
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock 2019
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price114.5
Offer price119
Mid price116.75
CurrencyGBX
Price updated08/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeG3YM
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1108.82
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeNJNA
Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC Ord NAV
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£0
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)-
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price1101.04
CurrencyGBX
Price updated07/12/2016
Type-
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeEV20
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